Blair School of Music Faculty
Lawrence Borden (email)
Associate Professor of Trombone, Blair School of Music (B.M., Northwestern) Additional studies: Indiana University. Student of Frank Crisafulli, Ardash Marderosian, Louis van Haney, and Arnold Jacobs. Principal trombone: Xalapa Symphony Orchestra (Mexico), 1976-81; Philharmonic Orchestra of the University of Mexico, 1981/82; Nashville Symphony Orchestra since 1982. Performances with New York Philharmonic, 1981, 1983. Soloist and clinician throughout the Southeast and Mexico. Member of faculty: University of Veracruz, 1978-81; Sewanee Summer Music Center, 1985/86; Governor’s School for the Arts, 1986/87. Compositions premiered in 1985, 1987, and 1988. Member of Blair Brass Quintet. Blair School since 1988.
Helena Simonett (email)
Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles). Associate Director, Center for Latin American Studies, Latin American Music, Banda Music, Mexico. The current field project focuses on the role of religious ceremonies and music to defy the ongoing mestizoization of the Indian way of life, in particular, the national incorporation of the indigenous into modern Mexico.